Canine Academy

Canine Academy is a membership program with access to our online dog training classes and videos.

Membership Features:


  • Enroll at any time. Complete at your own pace with monthly access.
  • Watch, learn, and practice in the comfortability of your own home.

Friendly, Helpful Support:

  • Individualized instructor support.
  • Receive expert help from professional certified dog trainers and leaders in the humane animal training and welfare field.

Effective Training Methods:

  • Our class is designed using the kindest, reward-based training techniques suitable for the whole family and the well-being of your dogs.
  • Our training methods are true positive reinforcement, force-free techniques that work.

Demonstration Videos:

  • Learn from watching training in action, including 11 core dog obedience/foundation behaviors and 7 trick behaviors.
  • Includes 35 written training plans to teach new behaviors or solve behavior problems.
  • And access to new content created over time.

Start today to forge lifelong benefits:

  • Understand how dogs learn.
  • Build the strongest bond with your dog.
  • Learn to communicate efficiently with your canine best friend to make daily life easier.

Select Your Dog Training Membership:

Level Price  
Canine Academy $35.00 per Month. Select
Canine Academy: 1-Year Access $350.00 now.
Membership expires after 1 Year.
Canine Academy for SPCA of Wake County Adopters $315.00 now.
Membership expires after 1 Year.

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  • The monthly membership automatically renews each month (30 days).
  • The 1-year memberships do not automatically renew.
  • Membership is easy to cancel. Note: canceling removes your access immediately.

Current Classes and Content

Dog Learning, Behavior, and Training:

  • Introduction
  • Dog training equipment
  • How animal training works – animal learning
  • Dog body language and behavior
  • What behaviors to teach first
  • Dog training skills and rules
  • Marker/clicker training

Training Behaviors:

All behaviors in this section have demonstration videos:

  • Attention behavior
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Come when called (aka recall)
  • Stay
  • Leave it
  • Walking on leash (loose leash walking/heeling)
  • Go to mat
  • Drop it
  • Targeting behavior


All behaviors in this section have demonstration videos:

  • Shake paws
  • Sit up/sit pretty
  • Play bow
  • Spin
  • Fetch/retrieve
  • Put toys away
  • Balance treat on nose and catch


  • Puppy socialization
  • House-training
  • Crate training and alone training
  • Chewing
  • Puppy nipping/biting
  • Puppy food guarding prevention


  • Fun games and activities

Behavior Problems:

  • Introduction to solving behavior problems
  • Barking
  • Jumping on people
  • Counter-surfing (jumping on counter)
  • Digging
  • Food stealing
  • Demanding attention/begging
  • Reactive behavior overview (on-leash pulling, lunging, barking, growling, etc.)

Cooperative Care Dog Training:

  • Brushing dog teeth training
  • Cutting nails training

Other Behaviors/Concepts:

  • Proofing behavior – getting solid responses anywhere

Animal Training Terms:

  • Dictionary of training concepts